A driver was killed in a road rage incident in the early morning hours of Monday near South Kirkman Road in Orlando.
According to reports, the accident happened around 12:45 a.m. Monday when two cars pulled off Windhover Drive near Universal Studios.
Orlando police believe one of the drivers was run over by a vehicle just one mile away from Universal Studios.
According to investigators, the deceased was involved in some sort of road rage incident which led him to pull over. He stopped on the side of Windhover Road to confront the driver of the vehicle which was tailgating him.
Moments later, police believe the driver of that other vehicle stepped on the gas and ran over the other driver, killing him.
For now, investigators are searching through surveillance footage, and are questioning witnesses and his friends in hopes of finding out who did this.
Orlando Police are also asking for the public’s help. Anyone with more information about what may have happened are encouraged to contact OPD at 321-235-5300.
Injuries or wrongful deaths caused by an aggressive driver are sadly not that unusual throughout the United States or in Florida. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 27,000 deaths annually occur due to aggressive drivers.
The victims of Florida auto accident injuries caused by an aggressive driver’s behavior certainly have the right to seek financial compensation for their losses. Our Florida Road Rage Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton fight aggressively to hold reckless drivers responsible. Drivers exhibiting road rage can be dangerous and their out-of-control actions can result in the loss of a loved one.
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